LoFland Captures WAC Honor

In the second season for Boise State swimming, a Bronco has won the WAC Athlete of the Week award.

Katelyn LoFland of Boise State is this week's Western Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Athlete of the week, according to the league office.  It is the first career award for LoFland and the first time that anyone from the new Bronco swim team has won a weekly honor.

Meridian's LoFland swam a career-best and school record 17:24.70 in the 1,650-yard freestyle this past weekend in the Husky Invitational.  LoFland's time bested the school mark by over three minutes and is now the top-ranked swimmer in the WAC in the event.

 Other nominees included:  Meghann Percy of New Mexico State earned a pair of top honors and lifetime best marks as the Aggies notched wins against both Texas Permian Basin and Grand Canyon, registering a win in the 800-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.28 and touching the wall first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:19.36.  Kim Kopra of Northern Arizona swam a personal-best and school-record time of 1:04.03 in the 100-yard breaststroke at the USA Swimming Short Course National Championships in Atlanta, which currently is the top-ranked time in the WAC in the event.

 


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